Use Gap Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use "Gap Tool" in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign
You can do that by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner. This will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
Click "Adobe InDesign" if it's on the list
InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
Alternatively, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen
Then, type "Adobe InDesign".
Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
You'll be taken to your workspace.
Click "File" on the bar at the top-left of the window
Find and click one image
You can select several images. In this video, we'll add one at a time.
Draw a frame into which you'll put the image
If you just click the document, you will place the full-sized image.
Before you place another image, ensure that all objects are deselected by pressing "Esc" on the keyboard
You will return to the "Selection Tool" black arrow.
Now, resize or adjust the images accordingly
Let's make them fit within the margin.
You can click the options above "Auto-Fit" in the upper-right corner
They allow you to fit images differently within the frame. Make sure that you are utilizing space properly.
After that, click "Selection Tool"
Deselect everything by clicking on an empty space of the document
It is four icons in the toolbar in this video down and has two arrows facing opposite directions.
Hover between the images
The horizontal and vertical areas will be highlighted.
Click and drag the areas to make the gap bigger or smaller
The tool is useful for magazine layouts when using guidelines.
This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Gap Tool" in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!
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